Concordia took a 14-13 lead with on a TD toss from Pat Czerwiek to Vincent Greefkes with just 2:32 remaining in regulation but host Aurora came back to win, going 55 yards in 10 plays over the final two minutes for their winning score.
The Spartans scored on their first possession but missed the point after. That 6-0 margin held up until Jonathon Johnson's 3 yard second quarter run and Dan Winsey's point after made it 7-6 Falcons at the break.
Aurora got a gift TD in the third quarter, only needing to travel 9 yards after a Concordia fumble gave them great field position.
Greg Etter's forces (2-5 overall) appeared to have pulled out the win after their most exciting drive of the season, a 10 play 70 yard march capped by the Czerwiek- Greefkes connection.
Back came Aurora (5-2), however, getting a 10 yard TD strike from John Bevell to Jay Fellers with just :26 left in the contest.
The much-improved Falcon defense was stalwart all afternoon until the final Spartan drive. Aurora totaled just one yard rushing for the day but had 238 yards through the air. Andrew Hobus led the tackle charts for CUW with 7, including a trio of sacks.
Concordia had better balance with 74 rushing yards and 165 via passing as Czerwiek connected on 12 of 29. Leon Davis snared 4 passes for 78 yards and Greefkes added 3 catches for 44.
Homecoming is next Saturday as the Falcons host Wisconsin Lutheran at Century Stadium.
June 1, 2011 Falcon JV Football Schedule Finalized
May 2, 2011 First Annual May Madness Tournament for Troops
December 5, 2010 Winsey Field Goal propels North to a Wild victory !
November 23, 2010 Huff, Rogers, Winsey named All-NAC for football
November 13, 2010 Lakeland finishes off CUW football 29-7
November 6, 2010 CU- Chicago races past Falcon football 49-20
November 4, 2010 Concordia- Chicago at CUW this Saturday at NOON
October 30, 2010 Wisconsin Lutheran comeback defeats CUW 13-12
October 29, 2010 Lutheran Bowl Notes
October 23, 2010 Falcons fall in closing seconds 21-14
October 16, 2010 Benedictine defeats CUW football 32-6
October 9, 2010 Falcons wear down Crusaders 35-0
October 8, 2010 Falcons look to go 2-0 in NAC
October 2, 2010 D E F E N S E !! Falcons win 23-0
September 23, 2010 Falcon football works overtime
September 18, 2010 Carthage goes over the top to beat CUW 51-3
September 17, 2010 From the Press Box: Carthage at Concordia Football Preview
September 11, 2010 Bethel subdues CUW 54-10
September 4, 2010 Augsburg’s aerial assault grounds CUW 62-10
September 2, 2010 Falcons open on the road- Previewing Augsburg
August 12, 2010 Concordia- Chicago is preseason pick for NAC football title
August 11, 2010 CUW football staff expects 124 prospects on the 18th
July 15, 2010 Winsey Named Preseason First Team All-American (Again!)